14 September 2012

Top 5 Must Do's at Epcot's Food & Wine Festival

 The Top 5 Must Experiences at Epcot's Food & Wine Festival You Can't Miss!!

 Welcome to those of you joining me from The CanaDisney Blog and those of you just hopping aboard, I am the Final stop on our Magical Blogorail.
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Your Celebrating Culinary Adventures begins from September 28 to November 12, 2012. This is one of my favorite times of year at Walt Disney World because, you can sample foods and wines from around the world without leaving Florida.

These are my top FIVE you won't want to miss..

 1. Signature dining experiences with celebrated chefs ~ Cat Cora fans will be happy to hear that two wine dinners have been added to the line-up for this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, with Chef Cat on hand to greet diners at 8 p.m. October 2 and October 4. Cost is $170 for a five-course dinner with wine pairings in the restaurant’s cozy CoraNation Room.

2. Mixology Seminars ~Mixology Seminars take place every night at 6:00 PM for $14 per person.
All appearances, presentations and events are subject to change without notice All Mixology Seminars will take place in the Festival Center, located in Future World, Epcot
Here is just a sampling of the seminars. Click Here for more dates..

Monday, October 01, 2012
Niche Import Company (Baden, Germany)
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Niche Import Company (Baden, Germany)
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Niche Import Company (Baden, Germany)
10/15 10/21 10/22 10/28 10/29 11/04 11/05 11/12
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Beam Global Spirits & Wine
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Peter F. Heering Company (Sweden)
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Breckenridge Distillery (Breckenridge, Colorado)
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Breckenridge Distillery (Breckenridge, Colorado)
Friday, October 26, 2012
Breckenridge Distillery (Breckenridge, Colorado)
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Breckenridge Distillery (Breckenridge, Colorado)
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Troy and Sons (Asheville, North Carolina) 

3. "3D" Disney's Dessert Discoveries ~
Join us for a dessert lover's dream, hosted by DeKuyper® Cordials & Liqueurs. During this sweet experience at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, enjoy desserts, cordials and a V.I.P. viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.  Click Here for more info...
Location: Epcot® Resort Area
Price: $$$$ (Over $60 per person)*
Cuisine: American
Dine Plan: Disney Dining Plan not accepted
4.  Eat to the Beat Concert Series ~ Musical entertainment pairs perfectly with culinary fun during the nightly Eat to the Beat concert series. Enjoy a varied lineup of classic rock, soul, R&B, pop and swing hit-makers during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, September 28 through November 12, 2012.
Location: America Gardens Theatre at World Showcase
Show Times: Daily at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Click Here to see who's playing ....

5. Experiences Included in Festival Admission ~ I wanted to include things that were included at no extra charge.

Book Signings and Meet & Greets: Meet celebrated authors and personalities, and have them autograph your purchased book or merchandise. Check the daily schedules or visit the Festival Information Desk for details.
Bottle Signings: Meet the winemaker and have your purchased bottle of wine autographed—great for a souvenir or special occasion! Check the daily schedules or visit the Festival Information Desk for details.
Authentic Taste Seminars Hosted by Driscoll's® Only The Finest Berries™: Learn about the origins, properties and history of pure ingredients in lively, 30-minute presentations by subject experts. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:15 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. For a list of offerings at these seminars, click here to view the information.
Seasons of the Vine: View a "behind-the-scenes introduction" to wine growing. This 7-minute film runs continuously each day.
"Discover the Cranberry" Hosted by Ocean Spray® Craisins® Brand Dried Cranberries: Before entering World Showcase, visit the Cranberry Bog Display. Learn about the history, harvesting process and health benefits as you sample this unique fruit.
Home Entertaining Seminars Hosted by HGTV: In these 30-minute seminars, learn from HGTV and DIY celebrity designers, who will be featuring tips on holiday table setting, herb and vegetable gardening, and kitchen or dining room changes. Friday through Sunday at 12:00 noon, with meet-&-greets at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • September 28 – 30, 2012, Danielle Colding, HGTV Design Star Winner, Season 7, Shop This Room, "Entertainment Passport: Your Ticket to Creating a Travel-Inspired Dining Experience"
  • October 5 – 7, 2012, Casey Noble, Design on a Dime, "Gifts that Keep Giving: Holiday Favors that Double as Décor"
  • October 12 – 14, 2012, Alison Victoria, DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers, "Crash Course for Holiday Décor"
  • October 19 – 21, 2012, Brian Patrick Flynn, HGTV.com, Design Happens contributor, "Express Lane Elegance: Stylish Table Settings from Supermarket Finds"
  • October 26 – 28, 2012, Meg Caswell, Meg's Great Rooms, "Entertaining in Style: Make It and Make It Fun"
  • November 2 – 4, 2012, Marianne Canada, HGTV.com Special Projects Editor, "Handmade Goodies They Won't Regift"
  • November 9 – 12, 2012, Emily Henderson, Secrets from a Stylist, "Create Holiday Memories: Style, Share and Preserve Those Family Photos & Cards"
 Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Blue this month. We will be back Friday, Octiber 12th with an all new theme. Keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney info, photos and stories. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs, as well as all our previous loops. 

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ Cooking With Mickey
2nd Stop ~ Meet The Magic
3rd Stop Pursuing The Magic
4th Stop ~ The CanaDisney Blog
Final Stop ~ CanDoItMom aka Mouse Fan Diane (You Are Here)

Photo: The 3 week countdown is on! Who’d like to be here on September 28th for the first day of the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival?
Courtesy of Disney.com

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